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Opal
109lbs–25″tall

Opal was imported from Europe at 3 months of age. She has developed into a beautiful, stocky, well built Bernese. I purchased Opal and her two sisters Onyx and Octavia. I like to purchase a few pups from the same litter so I can evaluate the temperaments and genetics of the lines I’m breeding. Not only was I able to make sure that their vertical pedigree met my requirements by researching their parentage, but by purchasing siblings I’m also able to see what their horizontal pedigree is like by evaluating and health testing the siblings in the litter. Since I own three siblings in this litter it made this process easy. I’m happy to announce that all three sibling passed their health clearances, so not only does Opal have a solid vertical pedigree but also a solid horizontal pedigree.

Opals beauty is second to none. She has a very broad build and if you saw her walking down the street you would think she was a large, male, Bernese. Her legs are extremely thick, she has massive paws and she has a broad head. She has the most loving and gentle expression that you can’t help but fall in love with.

There is no doubt that Opal is beautiful but her temperament is outstanding. Opal is a very special dog because she is very easy to connect with. She is a dog that has human like qualities and seems to understand what you are saying to her. If you are having a bad day everyone knows to get their cuddles from Opal. She is sure to cheer you up! I wouldn’t think twice about her making someone a great service dog when she retires. She has a gentle, kind, social and loving demeanor. She is affectionate, amusing and entertaining. When you cuddle with her it is like cuddling with a big teddy bear! She is confident and will go up to anyone with a wagging tail looking for a treat or a pet. She loves her toy’s and loves to fetch them……. she doesn’t always bring them back though. She has captured everyone’s heart that has met her. My only complaint is she thinks she’s a lap dog and at 109lbs she starts to cut off blood circulation to the legs after about 20 mins!

Opal has tons of character. She is goofy and pulls the silliest expressions when you talk to her. Her classic expression is the head tilt with one side of her lip lifted up over her tooth. She loves rolling on her back with her legs wide open to get lots of belly rubs. She loves to receive affection but she also loves giving affection with lots of hugs, snuggles and a few kisses. She is the sweetest girl.

Opal has passed all her health clearances and she has entered our breeding program on a trial basis while we are evaluating puppies from her first few litters. I expect nothing but perfection from her pups if they are anything like Opal!

 

 

 

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With two decades of experience in breeding dogs, we pride ourselves on selecting only the best dogs for our breeding program, which in turn ensures that we are producing the best puppies imaginable. We perform a series of strict health tests, including hip and elbow testing; eyes, heart, skin, and patella testing; and a series of genetic tests, on all of our breeding dogs. SwissRidge owner, Sherry Rupke, is also a qualified registered veterinary technologist, and the health of the dogs has always been extremely important to her. Rest assured that when you get your paws on a SwissRidge doodle, you’ll be bringing a fluffy bundle of good health and superb temperament home with you.

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